Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins | Fort Worth lifestyle photography
Newborn twins | Fort Worth lifestyle photography
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas
Newborn twins lifestyle photography | Fort Worth, Texas

Some of our very best friends–who, lucky for me, also happen to have the most beautiful home–had the most darling twin baby boys in March. This past Sunday, on their eight-week birthday, I was lucky enough to spend some time at home with the whole family, capturing this magical, fleeting moment in their lives–the snuggles, the fussiness, the serenity, the chaos, the overwhelming love… This was real life: no posing, no waking the babies or trying to force them to sleep. I just followed their lead, documenting their day as it unfolded.

Words cannot describe how much I love these images. Or this family.

The Man in the Yellow Hat toddler Halloween costume | EmilyMcCall.com
Curious George
The Man in the Yellow Hat toddler Halloween costume | EmilyMcCall.com
The Man in the Yellow Hat toddler Halloween costume | EmilyMcCall.com
The Man in the Yellow Hat toddler Halloween costume | EmilyMcCall.com
Felt hat for Man in the Yellow Hat costume | EmilyMcCall.com

It’s Quinn’s third Halloween and this is my favorite costume yet: the Man in the Yellow Hat, Curious George’s famous keeper. George is number one in our house, so Quinn was crazy-excited to get to dress up as his best pal. He asks to wear the costume every day!

I found the boots, belt, and yellow pants on Amazon; I bought a second-hand white button-down shirt and dyed it with RIT lemon yellow dye; I ordered the yellow tie on Amazon and painted on the black spots with fabric paint; and I made the yellow hat from scratch. I’m talking a hat mold carved out of styrofoam, painfully stretched wet felt, hat stiffening glue, “swirling” the Petersham ribbon… I’m basically a milliner now. I spent an inordinate amount of time making the hat (and this is actually version 2.0–the first model didn’t quite fit his head!), but I’m not sorry–the hat makes the whole costume! And Quinn loves it. He can’t wait to wear it trick-or-treating.

The kid also loves a pumpkin patch. October just might be my favorite month of the year…

Pumpkin patch fun | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin patch fun | EmilyMcCall.com
Climbing all the pumpkins | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin patch fun | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin patch fun | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin patch fun | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin village at the Dallas Arboretum | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin village at the Dallas Arboretum | EmilyMcCall.com
Pumpkin village at the Dallas Arboretum | EmilyMcCall.com

Happy Halloween to all!

 

Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com
Documentary-style family photo session at home | EmilyMcCall.com

Every couple of years I get to take photos of one of my favorite families: my brother- and sister-in-law and their two boys. This is a year of transitions for them–the older son starting kindergarten, the younger starting preschool–and I thought that the best way to memorialize this moment in their lives would be to photograph them at home on a Sunday afternoon, just doing what they do: reading books, playing with their toys, wrestling, laughing, gathering in the kitchen, playing outside… This kind of documentary-style portraiture, capturing “real life” as it happens, has become everything to me. There is such magic in showing people the beauty in their real, chaotic, messy lives. To say that I love these photos–and this family–would be an understatement.

 

  • Cheryl Howard

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me Emily. Thank you for your beautiful photos. Especially being so far away I feel like I get at least a little glimpse into all your lives this way and get to stay connected in a way:)ReplyCancel

    • Thanks, Cheryl! I’m so glad you can see what we’re up to from time to time. Just wish we could see you in person more often!ReplyCancel